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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical : Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

Ultrasound: Venous ultrasound is diagnostic for blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it feels like when you have blood clots in your leg?

Pain and swelling: Usually you will feel leg swelling and/or pain (could be very painful). Rarely no symptoms or just swelling. ...Read more

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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

Very: Untreated it can lead to a clot going to your lung which can be fatal. If they are treated appropriately there is not much concern. It is always a good idea to be tested for genetic factors if you have had a blood clot. ...Read more

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Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

With proper treatmen: Get medical attention immediately. Usually involved elevation, rest anfd blood thinning medication, followed by regular monitoring and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more